ADVICE TO DONALD TRUMP: Start demanding resignation of FBI’s James Comey and AG Loretta Lynch – by Kevin DuJan
[Click above to embiggen: FBI Director James Comey, one of the most corrupt and despicable high-ranking officials of the corrupt and despicable Obama Regime. He needs to resign, like yesterday.]
Dear Mr. Trump,
You’re putting yourself out there like no Republican who has ever run for office has ever put himself out there. Keep punching hard every day, sir. All us Deplorables (and I myself am a gay Deplorable in Chicago who backed Hillary Clinton in 2008, when I was still a Democrat and being a Democrat back then didn’t mean you were a crazy, far-Left, totalitarian) admire your courage and resilience.
In these last weeks of the 2016 presidential race, why not hit as hard as possible in all the ways that a Republican candidate is not supposed to hit? Keep speaking the truth and pointing out the
Emperor Establishment has no clothes leg to stand on. Swing for the fences Mr. Trump and be our nation’s greatest truth-teller.
Publicly demand that FBI Director James Comey immediately resign his post and also call for the resignation of Attorney General Loretta Lynch. Both of these people are despicable and shameless and reek of corruption. Order them to resign in disgrace today and keep repeating that order every damn day through November 8th.
Longtime FBI agents are reportedly furious about Comey’s corruption and how his actions have permanently caused the American public to lose all respect for the FBI. In my opinion, Comey should be brought up on corruption charges in some way for aggressively thwarting any real investigation into Hillary Clinton’s actions regarding her bathroom email server. He belongs in a jail cell right next to Hillary. You might want to look into renovating Alcatraz the way you rehabbed that old Post Office on Pennsylvania Avenue. There are a lot of current and former Obama appointees who should spend the rest of their lives shivering on Alcatraz Island.
The ongoing WikiLeaks releases show that Loretta Lynch and others in the Injustice Department colluded to ensure that Hillary would never be charged for anything she did, no matter what she did. When it was obvious that her shenanigans would lead back to Obama as well, James Comey and Loretta Lynch made sure the investigation was obstructed. Isn’t that a crime?
As someone who supported Hillary’s 2008 race for the White House, I am angry at Hillary Clinton for her extremely bad judgment and her clear belief that the laws of this country do not apply to her. It horrifies me that the Clintons, Comey, Lynch, and others all colluded to ensure that evidence was destroyed and the right questions were never asked so that Hillary would never be prosecuted. Isn’t that a criminal conspiracy that Hillary-Comey-Lynch and others engaged in to hide Hillary’s wrongdoing from public scrutiny?
Mr. Trump, the American people need you to speak for us and rectify all this. We may be irredeemably and unapologetically Deplorable, but we don’t have a megaphone like you have right now in this moment in history. Start shouting from the rooftops for James Comey’s immediate resignation and also for the resignation of Loretta Lynch. Start pressuring Congress to do whatever it can to take away their pensions too and for the remaining honest people in the Injustice Department to look into whatever corruption and conspiracy charges can be brought against these two indecent hacks for the revolting actions they took in covering up all that Hillary Clinton did.
If Hillary Clinton really did nothing wrong, a trial would have shown that. If she was innocent, she would have been easily exonerated. But she was never put on trial the way that everyone else is put on trial when they are caught doing even 1/10th of what she did with her bizarre bathroom email server. No one else who endangers national security and willfully violates confidentiality protocols has the FBI Director and Attorney General run interference for them.
Mr. Trump, please do what no Republican ever does — because they are all quivering fops — and use your megaphone to make history: sound the clarion call that James Comey needs to be removed from the FBI by the end of next week and Loretta Lynch needs to step down from the Injustice Department with him so they both can be hauled before Congress and/or prosecuted for their obstruction of justice.
If you do this, the cheers from the American people will be deafening. It would awaken the slumbering giant at last.
The entire Obama Regime will quake with fear as the American people finally see the champion we have been waiting for manifest before us and take charge in the way that none of the spineless Republican “leaders” have ever taken charge.
Toppling James Comey and Loretta Lynch would be like the storming of the Bastille during the French Revolution. It would be the start of a Second American Revolution against the fatally corrupt federal government in Washington. The fall of the Establishment begins with demanding accountability at the Injustice Department.
Every Deplorable out here, from coast to coast, is counting on you because you, Mr. Trump, are the only person who can demand James Comey’s and Loretta Lynch’s resignations and make it happen.
Please make America great again by beginning the cleanup of the Injustice Department today.
This is how you win the election, Mr. Trump…but showing the American people that you are the fighter we have been waiting for but never believed would actually appear.
[Click above to embiggen: Cindy, the tee-eve’s leaking again!]
It’s fall (duh) and this is the time of year that decades ago a younger version of me would have been ecstatic about, with not only Halloween fast approaching but all the cool new shows airing fresh on the tee-vee. These days, I struggle to find much to watch that I actually enjoy (and it’s been years since I’ve even owned a tee-vee).
There are some high-quality dramas that the networks are putting out, but I really seem to prefer them when the season is over and I can watch all the episodes back-to-back, Netflix-style. It’s hard for me to follow complicated, twisting plots if the flow of a show is interrupted by commercials (or long hiatuses where the networks take the show off the air for months at a time).
I still like watching comedies week-to-week though. Their half-hour format and nonlinear, self-contained 30-minute storylines lend themselves to popping up on my screen once a week. I laugh and laugh. It’s like having lunch with good friends once a week and catching up on everyone’s hijinks.
I still call all of this that I am talking about “the tee-vee” even though I watch all my shows on the computer, through the networks’ websites now that Hulu has switched over to a pay service. I am what I affectionately refer to as “Cleveland cheap” (where I refuse to spend anything on myself that I don’t think is absolutely essential, but would never skimp on anything fun if other people were involved). Why would I shell out $6.00/month to Hulu when I can just go to NBC.com, ABC.com, CBS.com and Etc.com via my computer and the Googles and Internets? That’s not how we were taught to roll in Cuyahoga County.
But, with so many things on so many websites (instead of one convenient place like Hulu), I have to keep a little cheat sheet next to my computer (written, of course, in purple ink in my elegant cursive handwriting…hat-tip to you, Sister Francis Borgia of the Immaculate Conception school and all those delightful penmanship worksheets) reminding me what shows are on what networks on what days, since I don’t have a DVR or TIVO or anything to do that for me.
So, whenever something airs on a Monday for everyone else, that means I can watch it starting around 4amCT on Tuesday morning…since all the networks get their shows up on their websites around 4amCT the day after they aired in prime time. CBS is the only one that’s different because their content pops up on their website at around 1245amCT or so the day after it aired in prime time. I work most nights teaching English to people in Asia over Skype and that is why I am awake at 4amCT, since it is Some Other Later Time in the Future in Asia then.
Because we are friends like this, here’s a run-through of what I have playing in the background while I am working on my second book or writing up columns on this site or I’m supposed to be helping Korean business executives improve their conversational English:
* Timeless (NBC) = I really like this show. So much so that I’m writing recaps of the episodes. You can read them, and also incorporate them into puppet shows. Timeless features characters such as Captain Handsome, Lady Professor, and Angry Black…three people who use a Time Tickler vehicle to travel back to our past and screw around, messing things up, while trying to stop the Bad Guys from messing it up worse. Captain Handsome is super handsome and always gets wet, is shot, catches on fire, or something and has to take off his shirt in every episode. And every time it happens, I know it’s a shout-out to me.
* Conviction (ABC) = This is also a new show this year. The main character is supposed to be Chelsea Clinton if she was combined with John Kennedy Jr. (John-John) and Caroline Kennedy and at least one of the Bush Twins with a dash of Amy Carter. She’s a former First Daughter whose mother is running for the Senate, so she’s Chelsea in 2006 in that way. Her dad was president many years ago and her mother is now the political focus of the family. She’s a lawyer but she liked to party a lot (The Bush Twins) and the tabloids followed how much trouble she had in law school (John-John, who was handsome but as dumb as rocks, apparently). She is aimless in life and so her parents try to find her work (Amy Carter). She’s assigned to lead the Conviction Integrity Unit (which I guess is a thing) and try to find cases where the government wrongly prosecuted people (which for sure happens all the time, since we basically live in the Soviet Union now and our government is incompetent whenever it’s not actively being corrpt). One of the super cute Ashmore twins is on this show too, but I don’t know if it’s the one who played Ice-Man in the X-Men movies or if it’s the one who was on Warehouse 13 or that weird show that Kevin Bacon did about serial killers. They are identical twins who are identically cute, so I guess it doesn’t matter which one it is. The Angry Black on this show is a woman instead of a man like on Timeless, played by Merrin Dungey, who used to be on Alias. I’ve always liked this actress, but it’s hard not to note that her sister, Channing Dungey, is the president of ABC…which is the same network on which this show airs. I just note the nepotism in that, though it’s not the biggest deal in the world. But her Angry Black character sticks out and doesn’t really fit with the rest of the cast. It’s almost like she just wanted to really play an Angry Black, called her sister up, and Channing found Merrin a show to be shoehorned into at the last minute that didn’t already have (or need) an Angry Black. Just saying.
* Gotham (FOX) = Is this show good? I compare it to going to the Lucky Horseshoe male strip club in Boystown. Will you have a good time there? It depends. I guess. Maybe. It’s memorable and lively and there are all sorts of oddballs. What you will see can never be un-seen. But is it a good time? The world may never know. I watch Gotham because I have a crush on Ben MacKenzie, who plays Jim Gordon. He’s about as talented of an actor as a high-quality mannequin from the Men’s Department of Marshall Fields, but he sure is handsome. I do enjoy seeing the antics of The Penguin and The Riddler and everyone, but I wish they would get to the point where they start wearing all their crazy costumes and being more fabulous. I think the very best incarnation of Batman there ever was happened in the 1960s with the old tee-vee show. I never liked Adam West’s take on Batman himself, but I loved those campy villains. (My favorites were King Tut and whoever the hell Tallulah Bankhead was supposed to be when she was just camping around the set being Tallulah Bankhead for a two-part episode.) I keep hoping at some point that Gotham will wake up and start casting celebrities of today in one-shot cameos as interesting villains on Gotham. Katy Perry. P!nk. Zach Ephron. Meg Ryan. Kevin Hart. Find someone either really popular now or who used to be popular and is no longer busy and create a Batman villain character for each of them. There’s so much they could do with this show, just as the 1960s version in retrospect was a pop culture time capsule from those years. (Just check out the Who’s Who list of guest stars.) I will continue to watch this show for Ben MacKenzie’s handsomeness but when Gotham is on I just wish it could be more.
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[Click above to embiggen: this is what my October Surprise would be for Democrats = promising, as President, that Donald Trump would declare Jerusalem to be the true capital of Israel and start moving our embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.]
Someone asked me what I would tell Donald Trump if I had a minute with him in an elevator and had any ideas for how he could win this election.
The first thing that came to mind would be for Trump to declare that Jerusalem is the true capital of Israel and that once he is president he will move the US Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.
You might not realize this, but in 1995 the United States Congress passed the Jerusalem Embassy Act that recognizes Jerusalem as the Israeli capital. But every president, including Bill Clinton, has been too scared (or, let’s just say it since everyone’s using the word these day, too much of a pussy) to actually enact this bill and put it into practice.
Jerusalem is the true capital of Israel. This is the will of the Israelis. I am 40 years old and for my entire lifetime the Middle East has been a perpetually dysfunctional and messed up hellhole…except for Israel.
I went to Catholic school my whole life and every teacher I had always taught us to love Israel and to admire the Israelis, who are the most industrious, hardest-working, and resilient people on the planet. Israel stands as the West’s bulwark against the madness of Islam. The Israelis are the guardians of the gates of Hell and are perpetually besieged.
Decades upon decades of doing whatever Muslims want has never gotten us anywhere. So why not break from these failures and stand with America’s only true friend in that hellhole of a region?
The Jerusalem Embassy Act is valid and is just sitting there ready to be used. Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama could have used it. They chose not to.
Donald Trump should announce that one of the first things he does after becoming President is to put the 1995 Jerusalem Embassy Act into action and begin the process of constructing the new American Embassy in Jerusalem, with full United States recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of the state of Israel.
I think this move would cause massive internal destabilization on the Left. It would also cause all Leftists to meltdown. Their brains would literally melt, because it’s been the practice of our last three presidents to just ignore this act that Congress passed and pretend it doesn’t exist.
If Trump really wants to shake the Establishment to its core, he should side with the good guys (Israel) in the way that Harry Truman once sided with the good guys when Truman recognized the existence of Israel back in 1948.
What better way for Trump to make it clear to all Americans that he is the change candidate than showing that he is brave enough to defy the Establishment and move a chess piece towards an actual solution to the hellhole that is the Middle East. Once and for all resolving the question of Jerusalem is the first step towards a permanent border solution and the resolution of the endless squabbling that has monopolized US foreign policy focus longer than most of us have been alive.
Let Hillary Clinton try to explain why she’s against putting into practice a law that’s been on the books since her husband was in office, but the Establishment never wanted to put into play.
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Seriously. We were supposed to be friends like this, but yet no one ever told me about Paul Joseph Watson until a few months ago. All this time you knew he was out there and you kept him from me. I’ve got a bone to pick with you about that.
I really don’t know what else to say: Paul Joseph Watson is clearly the perfect man. I wish that someone could clone him so we could all have one. Now that I am single again, I am shamelessly putting that out into the universe: somebody with smarts please get off the couch, put down the Pepsi, and get to work cloning Paul Joseph Watson.
How do I love him? Well, let me count the ways:
1. He invented the word Hipster McDouchebags…to perfectly describe Hipster McDouchebags. While I concede that Bob Dylan technically does deserve that Nobel Prize in Literature he just won, runner-up should have been Paul Joseph Watson.
2. He yells into the camera and says things that are correct: “Stop misleading millions of young people to vote for a warmongering, corporate, Wall Street whore who couldn’t give a shit about them.” Marry me.
3. He pulls no punches and isn’t afraid of anything. How many real men are left in this world today? I’m talking the loud, cocky, testosterone-fueled, take-no-prisoners men? It might be down to Paul Joseph Watson and his clones.
4. He talks super fast and never stumbles. That’s hard to do, especially when yelling. I happen to love doing this myself when I go to board meetings to yell at local elected officials that I catch stealing gold or buying themselves dinner when I audit their spending reports using FOIA. But I’ve never been able to pull this off as good as PJW.
5. His accent is dreamy. I normally hate people with accepts and think they are stupid because they can’t talk properly, since I believe everyone should sound like they are from Northeastern, Ohio. Everyone EXCEPT for Paul Joseph Watson. He needs to stay exactly as he is. Because he is, as aforementioned, DREAMY.
6. He knows how to use the YouTubes super good. I couldn’t make a decent YouTube video if my life depended on it. I’ve tried repeatedly through the years and always eff it up. And then the computer crashes. Or that little sphere appears and starts spinning in rainbow colors to taunt me and everything freezes, like my Mac’s been visited by gay space aliens from Uranus. PJW just bangs these videos out too…and each one is better than the last! Is there nothing he can’t do?
I go on sometimes about how I never understand why straight people love sportsball so much and how they gush endlessly about the sportsball players, but maybe what I feel towards Paul Joseph Watson is what they feel about those athletes. I don’t get why people feel compelled to cheer when a bulky millionaire catches a ball in his super tight pants, no matter how great he rocks his little pants. But, Great Merciful Zeus, Paul Joseph Watson is a world-class, Olympics-worthy SHOUTER.
I could listen to that glorious shouting all day. It’s technically angry shouting, so even better. If any of you out there are thinking of setting me up with your sons, brothers, nephews or whatever, file Paul Joseph Watson as Exhibit-A on what to look for in my next boyfriend. And get cracking.
Because he’s total poster on the wall, Tiger Beat, dreamboat material in my book.
I voted here in Chicago on September 29th, the first day of early voting in Cook County. I was one of the first people to vote once the polling place at the Board of Elections opened. The place was well-staffed, like they were expecting a stampede of people once the doors opened. But, I was one of only a handful of people who showed up that early.
Back in 2012 and 2008, there were hundreds of mostly black people jammed in line waiting to vote for Obama when I voted at this same polling place. They were there out of tribalism and race-loyalty, and I get that. The Left likes pretending in public that humans aren’t tribalist by nature…but of course privately the Left counts on tribal divisions splitting the populace apart so that we are all more easily controlled. Remember that the Democrats’ key to gaining and keeping power is pitting one tribe against another. Black people view themselves as a tribe, with great animosity towards white people and even Hispanic people..and so they were delighted to have someone with skin color similar to theirs to vote for in previous elections.
I’ve been down to the Board of Elections a few times since September and I’ve never seen the lines or excitement that I saw in ’08 and ’12. Frankly, I don’t know who is excited to be voting for Hillary Clinton. I’ve kept in touch with a lot of the friends that I made while working on the Hillary-2008 campaign and it’s a touchy subject when it comes to not voting for her this time around, since we worked so hard to snag that nomination for her when the Establishment wanted to give it to Obama. Back then, it was us against this horrible machine that used voter fraud, intimidation, and Alinsky Methods on Hillary’s supporters to compel the nomination be given to Obama and not Hillary. Here in 2016, all the dirty tricks are being used by the Establishment to drag her across the finish line because the Establishment hates Trump so much. Since I oppose the Establishment and believe it must be destroyed, I’m at peace with my decision to vote against the Establishment by supporting Trump in 2016.
I do, however, admit to standing there in the voting booth, staring at the electronic screen, and feeling sad as I was forced to finalize my decision. I was not happy about pushing the button for Trump/Pence instead of Clinton/Kaine. It felt strange to not vote for Hillary when this was finally a chance to vote for her for president.
When I later wrote about how I voted, I received a few nasty emails from fellow Hillary-2008 campaigners who were upset with me — some of whom claimed they “would never forgive me” or “would get me back” for not voting for Hillary in 2016. Politics is a truly messy business to get yourself mixed up in. Passions run hot, strong, and deep. People emotionally invest themselves in something political and get very worked up if that thing does not go their way or if events cause a shifting of alliances. Politics isn’t for pussies, to borrow from a phrase that the Left has flung into the air in recent days.
I never enjoy receiving nasty email, especially when it comes from people I consider friends. I took what they said to heart and mulled it over, but at the end of the day this is where I am as an American:
1. Back in 2008, supporting Hillary Clinton meant trying to keep the Democrat Party in the center and to stop the Left from taking over. We lost that fight and the Democrats are now a far-left party that wants to do things to radically transform the country and ultimately replace the American people with something else through floods of colonists from the Third World and an erasing of American culture. I do not want to see this happen and I oppose the people who want this transformation to happen.
2. The Establishment is an entity comprising both Democrats and the GOP Cocktail Party elite. These are all globalists who want to see America impoverished and our standard of living lowered. Democrats seem to want to do this so that they can run from on high…and rule over an ignorant, Balkanized people who will be weak, docile, and easy for the elite to control. Basically, they want to turn America into Brazil or Venezuela or some other Third World hellhole. The Republicans in the Cocktail Party echelon just want to be rich and to serve their globalist masters, which are mostly the corporations that want to flood America with unskilled, uneducated foreigners who will crater wages in this country. Hillary Clinton has made it crystal clear that she wants more foreign workers to come here to take jobs from Americans and to decrease wages. She also makes it quite clear that she wants to erase America’s borders and our sovereignty and hand our country over to the UN and other trans-national entities. She is clearly doing whatever George Soros wants her to do…and George Soros is someone who I view as a James Bond-style super villain with an evil scheme he’s implementing for the destruction of the West.
3. Hillary Clinton wants to bring more Muslims into America, but as a gay man I don’t want people to be imported into this country by the thousands who hate America and our freedoms. This is madness. I don’t want what happened in Orlando — where gay people like me were butchered by a Muslim — to happen in Chicago or New York or San Francisco. This is like a fairy tale where some fool wants to open a portal to Hell and allow hordes of demons to swarm through. Let the demons stay in Hell and be as evil as they want there. Why would any sane person want to purposely invite the demons into our world so they can murder and maim our people?
4. The way that Hillary Clinton handled herself while at the State Department and the things that she did involving that Clinton Foundation disqualify her from office. This is not the Hillary that all of us on the 2008 campaign thought she would be or hoped she would be. This woman is incompetent and she has proven herself to be a pathological and reckless liar. The FBI has proven itself to be utterly corrupt and undeserving of any respect, since it’s clear that FBI Director Comey intentionally hampered the investigation into Hillary’s email server issues and overlooked crimes that were committed. This alone is reason enough to vote for Trump, in the hopes that Trump will order an investigation of Director Comey and hopefully put that corrupt man in prison where he belongs. Everyone in our government who destroyed evidence or decided not to pursue justice for political reasons needs to be locked away. Both the FBI and the IRS need a top-to-bottom purging and housecleaning if the American people are ever going to be able to trust these institutions again.
I am so angry thinking about how corrupt our government has become that at this point I feel that I don’t need to continue with this list, though I could go on for pages. When I get to the part about FBI Director Comey, I just lose it. What he did at that press conference where he announced that Hillary would not face consequences for her actions just enrages me so much that any sadness I would have had about not voting for her is washed away.
I know that I made the right choice to vote for Trump instead of Hillary because it is obvious that nothing will ever be done about Director Comey if Hillary is elected president. Nothing will ever be done about the IRS or the other bad people who are running the FBI and Justice Department either. Hillary will protect all of the corrupt bureaucrats who served her and did her bidding, while Trump will investigate and prosecute all of them. Since I want to see these people all be held accountable for what they have done, there’s no other choice but to vote for Donald Trump.
So, yes, working on the Hillary-2008 campaign will always be one of the highlights of my life; it was the adventure of a lifetime, up against daunting odds, and I was in the thick of it with people I will always be honored to know. But, there is no way for me to overlook where we are in 2016 and the things that Hillary Clinton has done to the country, both as Secretary of State and as a political candidate whose family political machine has influenced high-ranking government officials to break their oaths of service to benefit her. We will never be able to move forward or to clean up the corruption with the Clintons returning to the White House.
The Establishment really does need to be toppled because the Establishment has become too obviously corrupt for this to be tolerated any longer. Donald Trump is the only person on the field willing or able to take on this Establishment monster. As such, he’s the only choice that anyone could make in this election if you are someone who wants America to have a chance to recover from everything that the Left has done to this country in recent years.
I want to close by sharing a comment that a friend left on another article on this site today, which is similar to what a lot of people are telling me. If you feel this way too, or if you feel similarly to me in what I have shared, I appreciate your letting me know. I bet there are a lot of people who are in this same boat with Katherine B. and me:
I was one of those people who passionately supported Hillary back in 2007-8 because I believed that she was more qualified than Mr. Do Nothing Aren’t I Wonderful Obama. I am amazed at where I find myself today – a Trump supporter.
As a female, I had wanted to see that great glass ceiling break and a part of me is still ambiguous about that. I wanted to live long enough to see a woman president of the United States. I live in a very, very blue state and were I to cast my vote for Hillary just to be a part of history it wouldn’t hurt Trump. Most of me, though, knows I need to vote where my conscience is taking me – to save this country from someone who could have cared less about the people who died at Benghazzi, who has enriched herself at the public’s expense, who will not fight illegal immigration and who thinks I’m an irredeemable deplorable just because I don’t agree with her. I find Trump to be clever, sharp, humorous and a fighter – something we haven’t seen in a long time in politics. How many times have I laughed out loud at the truth of what he’s said, i.e. “You’d be in jail.”
He resonates with me whether I want him to or not. She doesn’t. Her embrace of the BLM crowd is so off-putting and transparently calculated it repels me. So that’s where we are, or at least where I am, coming to the end of this critical campaign deeply worried about the future of the USA if Trump doesn’t win and the likes of Paul Ryan and Mitt Romney prevail, not to mention the Democrats.
– Katherine B.
Here’s another rhetorical question with an obvious answer (“NO!”), but will anyone ever do a damn thing about voter fraud in this country?
James O’Keefe recently busted a New York City election commissioner admitting that voter fraud happens there all the time…and to such an extent that it makes even him sick, and he’s a Democrat.
Republicans are terrified of talking about voter fraud because Democrats call them racist when they do. That’s because Democrats like to say that black people are too stupid to get IDs and that’s why IDs can’t be asked for at polling places. Because that’s not racist or anything, Democrats saying that black people are too dumb to get state-issued IDs to verify who the hell they actually are.
Every election, Democrats cry that voter fraud is a myth but that’s not true. During the 2008 primaries when I went to all kinds of states supporting Hillary Clinton, we saw voter fraud rampant in every place that held a caucus. The Obama campaign would literally bus in college students from other states to vote in the caucuses and throw them to Obama. He won almost every caucus state that way.
Now, in 2016, Hillary won’t talk about any of this because Obama people are running her 2016 campaign. After the 2008 election, there was hope that Hillary Clinton would lead an effort to reform the primary system and get rid of those damn caucuses…but clearly she chose not to, since in 2016 she had Obama people helping her and they love the caucuses because of how easy it is to cheat in them.
In the general election, Democrats will be busing homeless people and union stooges to different places to vote multiple times.
Another thing that Democrats are doing is asking for absentee ballots from their home states, but they will also be voting in whatever state they currently live in as well. This is especially true for college students.
Democrats will vote in the names of people who live in nursing homes. That’s an easy one, because people who are mentally deficit due to dementia or other ills will have no idea that Democrats asked for absentee ballots in their names and voted for them.
In every city controlled by Democrats, Spanish-speakers and other illegals will be allowed to vote when they are not citizens, especially if Democrats have given them IDs of some kind.
I believe that in most polling places there are people who come in from the Democrat Party and vote in the names of people who have not yet shown up to vote or who are dead. I don’t know how anyone would stop that, seeing as how no IDs are ever checked. So, Democrats just have a list of dead people or elderly people or people who never vote but are registered…and then they have someone walk in with that person’s name and address and someone votes as that person.
I’m stumped as to what it will take for anyone to do anything about this.
The only thing I can think of is that if Donald Trump starts making a lot of noise about this and echoing what James O’Keefe has been saying since his latest video release then maybe it will get some traction.
I have to say that I have zero faith in the integrity of elections in this country because I’ve seen firsthand how the Left cheats. I live in Chicago and I see so many ways that Democrats here create opportunities for voter fraud in our elections.
I hope you are someone who is starting to get angry about this and that you believe this is unacceptable. The lie that Democrats always say that this is not happening has to become a lie that no one tolerates any longer. Some of these states will come down to a few thousand votes…and that seems like it sure would be easy to steal with voter fraud in just a handful of counties.
I bet that Pennsylvania is determined every election by voter fraud in Pittsburgh and Philadelphia. I believe that voter fraud in Chicago is enough to swing Illinois every election as well. If not for voter fraud, I think that Mitt Romney would have been president in 2012.
Voter fraud is such a slap in the face of everything that America is supposed to stand for…yet it only ever gets talked about as an election is upon us…and then after the election everyone forgets about it and moves on to other things.
What would happen if this time we didn’t follow that same old pattern? What if we made combating voter fraud something we all kept caring about and made it a hobby and sphere of interest?
What would it take to get powerful people interest in cleaning up all the fraud once and for all?
[Click above to embiggen: the latest ridiculous rumor that HotAir is trying to start, that the third presidential debate will be canceled…because I guess HotAir needs clicks and web traffic.]
I really need your help on this one, because it stumps me. I think it’s a cultural thing that I don’t understand, since I didn’t grow up as a Republican. This might be some kind of fetish that my brain doesn’t have and can’t process. Can someone please explain to me why Republicans seem to love bizarre Conspiracies of DOOM?
Democrats never do this. Only Republicans get into this stuff. Is it the equivalent of going to a fun and scary haunted house and getting the adrenaline going? Is there something about being a Republican that means people who are Republican can’t get enough of freaking themselves out all the time?
HotAir is the place that I see a lot of this stuff originate, with two people being mainly responsible: Jazz Shaw and something called an “Allahpundit.” In my opinion, they are two of the most irresponsible people writing on any conservative site. Why do they have jobs?
The latest rumor they are pushing is that “DOOM! Hillary Clinton is going to pull out of the third debate!” I don’t know why any sane person would ever write something like that…unless it’s just supposed to get them more clicks and web traffic. Is that why they do this?
If so, these guys are being really dishonest with their readers. When you post something political, you should believe in what you are posting at the time. You could later be proven wrong if you are making a prediction that doesn’t pan out, but you should have the decency to write in good faith about whatever it is you are analyzing in the moment. That’s a basic assumption when reading a credible political site, which I assume HotAir to be.
So why are they behind so many of the weird demoralizing rumors of DOOM! DOOM, I SAY! that percolate during elections? I will never understand why they do this. I wish there was a convenient way of keeping track of whenever they do this and plotting it out on a graph or something to make a nice record of their behavior, which I think is atrocious.
Does anyone really believe that Hillary Clinton is going to pull out of the last debate on October 19th? Why on Earth would she do that? HotAir is pushing this lie today, just like they pushed similar lies before the first debate that all the debates were going to be canceled. Why did they do that?
My ex-boyfriend Justin’s mother, CarolAnne, eats this stuff up like candy. I happen to love CarolAnne and even though Justin moved back home to Arkansas I still gets emails from her, which I am happy about. She enjoys jabbing me for being part of Team Hillary in 2008 and I enjoy pointed, acerbic banter with someone I’ve known for 6 years and hope I am in touch with for the rest of her life. She adds color to my day whenever she pops into my in-box to harangue me with something that I usually think is crazy. It makes me smile.
HotAir upsets CarolAnne on a rolling basis, because she reads the things they say as if they are true instead of weird lies (which I believe them to be). All through the primaries, CarolAnne was upset by HotAir because the muppets posting over there said the following at one point or another:
* Donald Trump would drop out of the primaries
* Ted Cruz would snatch the nomination from Trump
* At the Convention in Cleveland, Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio and others would orchestrate a coup and take the nomination away from Trump and give it to Mitt Romney
* Mitt Romney is an evil genius who was plotting multiple coups
* Trump would lose interest in being the nominee and would drop out of the race after the Convention
* The debates would be canceled
* Okay, so after the first debate was not canceled, the second one totally would be canceled
* Trump would be dumped as the nominee and replaced with Mitt Romney because, uh, something or another
* The second debate happened but there will totally be no more debates, because Allahpundit said so
What the hell is an Allahpundit anyway? One thing I tell CarolAnne is that as a general rule in life, I never pay much attention to anything said or written by anyone who uses a fake screen name. To me, if you don’t want to use your real name when writing your opinions, then you really don’t believe in what you are saying and you never want to be held accountable for any of it. Hence, you call yourself “Allahpundit” or “SkippyMcGee” or “Whatever.”
What I think Allahpundit and Jazz Shaw do is that they look at Twitter and other social media trackers and they see what key words are trending and then they try to invent some story that would surf those trends and get a lot of attention. I don’t think they write about what they are thinking about in the moment so much as they write things that they think would upset people and get them a lot of attention. I think it’s all about getting hits for HotAir. So, that’s their business model.
What troubles me is that I believe these guys know how much they manipulate people like CarolAnne emotionally with these wild rumors they spread, but they don’t really care what it does to people. Someone like CarolAnne has been on an emotional rollercoaster needlessly the last few months, believing the things that Allahpundit and Jazz Shaw write that never turn out to be true. I think this rollercoaster of emotions is addictive for a lot of people…and it sure is exciting for them to be taken in by the latest Conspiracy of Doom. That’s much more exciting than real life, even during the most exciting election we’ve ever had.
As wild and crazy as things really are in Actual Reality every day right now, HotAir wants to make them even more exciting by introducing weird, fictional, Alternate Realities where things like debates are canceled or presidential candidates are removed from the ballot weeks before an election. These are the kinds of things that happen on tee-vee shows like Scandal, not the real world. I picture Allahpundit — whoever the hell that is — trying to squeeze into an Olivia Pope costume for Halloween, with an oversized glass of red wine in his hand, prancing around a sad little apartment somewhere laughing his head off that he’s once again gotten the CarolAnnes of the world upset over his latest manufactured rumor.
I don’t know why Republicans are so into this stuff, but I’ll tell you that Democrats don’t engage in any of this. Republicans seem to gravitate towards Conspiracies of Doom that are frightening to them, where Republicans for some reason like hearing tales of the worst things that could possibly befall them. Like children gathered around a campfire listening to ghost stories in their jammies. Republicans like to be scared out of their minds, I guess. Democrats ain’t got no time for that. They are too busy winning elections.
If you notice, no Democrats put out negative or doomsday content before an election because Democrats don’t want to depress their own turnout. A Democrat will never write anything that depresses people and makes them want to just sit home on election day. Everything that Democrats do is designed to rev up their base and get people to vote as many times as possible, with as much fraud and trickery as possible, to defeat the evil Republicans. Doing anything and everything to break the law and rig the system and whatever it takes is a badge of honor for Democrats.
All Republicans ever seem to do is to freeze in place, terrify themselves with the latest Conspiracy of Doom, and essentially forfeit elections…because they psych themselves out and convince themselves that there’s no hope so we all might as well just give up. To me, this would be like a foolish person having a job interview…but deciding ahead of time that there’s no way she would ever be hired, or believing people were plotting against her to keep her from being hired, so she doesn’t bother to print out a resume to take with her, doesn’t bother to wear nice clothes or even comb her hair, doesn’t bother to get there on time or do anything else to land herself that job.
Then, when she doesn’t get the job, she says: “See! Allahpundit was right! I was never going to get the job!”
Psyching themselves out and just giving up in the home stretch is this weird thing that Republicans do that Democrats never, ever do. For the life of me, I don’t know why Republicans do it. And I don’t know why there are never any consequences for people like Allahpundit or Jazz Shaw who encourage all this. Why do they still have paying jobs as columnists at HotAir when this is the kind of content they vomit out?
If anyone can explain this to me, please do. I am sincerely stumped and must be missing something. I would appreciate the edification.
What: The Second Presidential Debate between Hillary and Trump
When: Sunday 10/09/16, sometime between 630pmCT and 800pmCT (hell if I know when it really starts)
Where: On the tee-vee and also on computers via the Internets and YouTubes. Also CSPAN.
Why: Because we are friends like this, I’ve blocked out the whole night to watch all of this for you so you don’t have to. You’re welcome. What follows is not a transcript. It’s just stream of consciousness as things happen. I won’t go back and edit or spellcheck any of this, so ignore the typos. I’m just reacting to what I see happening on the screen.
What: Timeless, a new show for the 2016 Fall season
Where: NBC, which used to be a popular tee-vee network back when I was a kid
When: Monday nights (or anytime on Amazon)
Why: A fun show reminiscent of 1980s adventure shows (complete with dim-witted action hunk!)
The first new show of the 2016 Fall season that I feel comfortable recommending is NBC’s Timeless. I only know two people who still have a television, so if you are either of them, check your local listings when this airs week-to-week. I watched the episode this morning on NBC’s website but it’s also available on Amazon. It’s a show that I’d actually be happy paying the season pass subscription for.
Timeless reminds me of Voyagers! and Time Cop with a little Man in the High Castle and Sliders. For those not lucky enough to remember the gorgeousness that was Jon-Erik Hexum, he was my first-ever crush…star of a time-travel show in the 1980s about fixing things that went wrong in the timeline. That’s what Voyagers! was all about, but mainly people tuned in for all the handsomeness. Time Cop was a movie with Jean-Claude van Damme, but it was also a tee-vee show that aired for just one season. It’s premise was similar to Voyagers!, in that the Time Cops had to go back in time to fix things that bad guys did to alter the time stream. Man in the High Castle is a current Amazon Prime show about alternate universes where history worked out differently…which is also the concept of Sliders, more or less. Suffice it to say, I appear to really enjoy shows about time travel and alternate histories and unapologetic handsomeness.
For a few years now, NBC has seemed like a very depressing network. I still watch a few shows, like Law & Order: SVU, but NBC is not the “Must See Tee-Vee” that I remember it being in the 80s and 90s. When I was a kid, there were a lot of adventure shows on NBC, in addition to funny comedies. Then in the 2000s, NBC started airing really bleak and depressing shows. Ain’t nobody got time for that. Bye, Phylicia (Rashad)!
It’s weird how many ’80s things are coming back right now, with even a reboot of Dynasty supposedly ordered for the CW network. Last tee-vee season, NBC also talked about rebooting Hart to Hart, but with two gay dudes as the detectives. I wish they had done that, because it would have been fun, but something happened and now they pretend like they never announced that show was coming. I wonder if these ’80s throwbacks are premonitions of history echoing itself…with Trump poised to win the current presidential election in the way that Reagan followed all those years of Carter’s malaise. The same forces that hungered for an end to depressing bleakness back then might be doing the same thing now, which would mean a Republican wins this election to set the country back on the right track. We’ll see in 34 days, won’t we?
But, back to Timeless. The show’s pretty much like Time Cop in that bad guys have stolen a ship (which I call “The Time Tickler”) and they are using it in a complicated, seasons-long scheme to do something to the timeline to either create a utopia or avert some disaster or maybe cause the apocalypse. The first episode involves shadowy agents using the Time Tickler to head back to 1937 to stop the Hindenburg from exploding on arrival in New Jersey. Their plan was to detonate a bomb and destroy the Hindenburg on its return flight to Germany instead…because apparently some very important people were going to be aboard on that return flight, as they were headed to the coronation of King George VI (Queen Elizabeth II’s father, who became king after his brother Edward VIII decided he’d rather sleep with some divorced woman than serve his people as his duty required). The Shadowmen seemingly wanted to kill people who would later be instrumental in the American war effort…and taking them out by exploding the Hindenburg on its way back to Europe was a way they thought they could do that. I’m guessing their larger intent was to prevent the Allies from winning the war, but I’m sure they’ll get to that later in the season(s). There is a whole lot of time to tickle, after all.
What: The Vice Presidential Debate between Mike Pence and Tim Kaine
When: 10/04/16 at 7pm CT
Where: RightSideBroadcasting (on the YouTubes via the Internets on your computers) and CSPAN streams
Why: Because we are friends like this, I will watch the whole thing live and take notes as everything happens. But only because we are friends like this. If I didn’t like you so much, I would be watching old episodes of Dynasty on Amazon instead. And loving it.
Tonight, Mike Pence and Tim Kaine — two people who most people forget about — will be debating. I’m going to watch it for you and make live comments as it happens. So, this will be one of those threads that I do not go back and spellcheck or edit. It will just be my stream of consciousness as events unfold later this evening.
I’ve come around to the conclusion that Trump really made a truly strategic move in picking Mike Pence, instead of choosing someone flashy and memorable. By picking Pence, Trump tricked Hillary into picking Tim Kaine, whom she really likes for some reason. I don’t know what the story is there, but I’m starting to believe that she had to pick Kaine as a quid pro quo favor she owed him from when he was head of the DNC. Or else she just really likes him and is loyal to him and he’s her friend. I know people like to say a lot of terrible things about Hillary Clinton — and she has done some rotten stuff lately — but the woman is very loyal to her friends and she keeps people around her who are loyal to her.
Tim Kaine, however, does nothing to excite black people…who only get excited to vote when someone who is their skin color is on the ballot. I still don’t understand why Hillary didn’t want Corey Booker to be her VP: he is black, he’s charming, he’s black, he’s secretly gay, he’s black, he’s a good political attacker when he needs to be, he’s black, etc. Corey Booker is like another helping of Obama, and the Democrat base (especially black people) love them some Obama. Most people who voted for Obama would vote for him for a third term. If Hillary had picked Corey Booker, she’s lock up a lot more black votes because they’d see a picture of him, they’d hold their arms up to the tee-vee screen, they’d check that Corey Booker was around the same skin color as them, and then they’d go vote for “the historic and unprecedented first black Vice President, Corey Booker.”
Maybe Hillary didn’t want Booker stealing any of her thunder. Or, maybe she thought “Hillary/Booker” would look horrendous on campaign materials. Did all of her legal troubles prevent her from selecting Booker as VP because she didn’t want to give people a better slogan than “Hillary for Prison”? She also flirted with those “Castro Brothers” to be her VP. Well, one of them at least. There’s a better looking one and then there’s the one who looks like a lizard. If Trump had picked someone interesting as VP, I think Hillary would have felt pressure to pick someone interesting too. But, when Trump selected the talking jar of Miracle Whip to be his running mate, Hillary reached for the Hellmanns as well.
Strategically, I think it was really smart for Trump to trick her like this, because I don’t think Kaine gets Hillary a single additional vote…but I think that some Establishment Republicans will vote for Pence because they like Pence. A lot of Establishment types hope that Pence will be a very active VP, who will be given the job of running a lot of things behind the scenes, doing whatever Trump doesn’t want to do. The elite feel that they have someone they can work with in Pence and that he will be doing the yeoman’s work in the administration. They like that and are appeased with him.
I’m not sure who Kaine is supposed to appeal to. It sure ain’t black folk. He talks in Spanish sometimes, which is like nails on the chalkboard to me. I wondered if Hispanic people like it when he does that, but a friend of mine said that she thinks it’s like when white people who did a study abroad in Spain or Costa Rico try to talk Spanish when they go to a Mexican restaurant or encounter a Hispanic housekeeper at a hotel or a gardener in their yard. Breaking into Spanish with these people is insulting to them, which I don’t think Kaine realizes: it presumes that these people don’t know English and it says to them that you think they are too stupid to speak English, so you pander to them with the Spanish you remember from years ago. A lot of Hispanics don’t like when white people do this to them.
This has been an interesting election because neither Pence nor Kaine ever make the news. I am not kidding, but I have to stop and think what Pence’s first name is almost every time I think of him. I just call him Pence. I struggle to remember his first name is Mike. With Kaine, I have to remember how he spells his name and that it’s not Kane, which is how I am programmed to spell it, as in Citizen Kane. I have yet to see a headline written riffing on “Citizen Kaine,” because I don’t think anyone has bothered to write a profile on Tim Kaine. Apart from him behaving like a toddler enraptured with balloons on the last night of the DNC convention, there is not much that I know about this man. That would be scary to me if I thought that Hillary was going to win this election…because her health is so bad that it’s doubtful she would make it through a full term and Kaine would end up being the 46th president at some point in the next four years.
I don’t know anything about Pence, either, except that he looks like a more handsome version of John McCain. If they were making a movie about John McCain, they could have Mike Pence play him in the movie. He reminds me of guys who work in the Loop and ride the Metra trains out to their nice homes in the suburbs, where he has a big lawn and an Irish setter named Friday. I don’t think he’s a bad man and trust him to know about investments and taxes and home remodeling, all the things that those guys on the Metra trains are good at.
I’ll pop back onto this thread throughout the day with more musings on the VP picks and the state of the race, up until the debate gets going this evening. Then, I’ll settle in for the live play-by-play for you in real time. I think it’s important to do this because the Media lies so much after these events air. People who don’t watch these things for themselves then start believing whatever narrative the Media concocts. I think it’s interesting to go back and read what I thought was important as it was all really happening and then compare it to what the Media decided was important. I think it always feels like we were watching two different debates…but, really it’s just that they are lying liars who disregard reality and invent the narrative they want to tell instead. Those people are shameless and should never be trusted.